When a verbal altercation in a new Chantilly community escalated into a fight, it ended with one man stabbed and another arrested. And all four people involved were taken to the hospital.
CHARGED WITH two counts of malicious wounding was Juan Solorzano, 29, of 6701 Chestnut Ave. in Falls Church. In a Sept. 25 affidavit for a warrant to search the vehicle Solorzano drove to the scene, Fairfax County Police Det. David Allen explained the case against him.
He wrote that on Sept. 22, police responded to the 4000 block of Royal Lytham Drive, in the Highland Oaks community, for a reported weapons violation. (This location is across Route 50 from the Greenbriar Town Center).
"Upon Officer [J.] Tanner's arrival, he observed three men fighting and yelling at one another inside the residence," wrote Allen. "As he approached the residence, Tanner [allegedly] observed Juan Solorzano stab one of the victims repeatedly."
Allen stated that Tanner also saw a third person trying to help the man who'd been stabbed. "Tanner commanded the suspect to drop the knife, which he eventually did," wrote the detective.
Solorzano was then taken into custody, and he and the two others were transported to the hospital for treatment. The next day, Solorzano was booked into the Adult Detention Center, where he's currently being held without bond.
Allen wrote that further investigation revealed Solorzano had arrived at the scene in a green, Toyota 4-Runner registered to his mother. According to Allen, "The vehicle was parked directly in front of the [Chantilly] residence with the lights on and the engine running."
Allen also noted that another detective contacted the mother, and she reportedly "indicated that her son had been upset about not being able to visit with his daughter. [She] also [allegedly] indicated that her son had been drinking."
After the fight, the Toyota was towed to the police department's Crime Scene section. Allen then requested a search warrant so he could look inside it for records and documents pertaining to Solorzano's visitation rights regarding his daughter. He also intended to look for "knife sheaths, knives and evidence of alcohol consumption."
Solorzano has a Dec. 12 court date. If convicted of malicious wounding, he could receive as much as 20 years in prison on each count.